Brunswick, ME

Brunswick Police Cruiser Rammed By Suspect During Multi-Town Pursuit After Domestic Violence Call

The Maine Writer
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On Monday, December 4, 2023, Brunswick Police were dispatched to a residence for a 911 call regarding a domestic violence incident involving the suspect, who was identified as Thomas Coffill, 51 years old, of Lisbon.

When Coffill found out that the police had been called, he left the residence in the victim's car without permission. Brunswick Police were able to locate the vehicle, and police attempted to perform a traffic stop. Coffill refused to stop and sped up, trying to get away from the police, and a pursuit by the police was started.

During the pursuit, Coffill almost hit several police vehicles and several vehicles of local drivers. The Topsham police department deployed spikes, and Coffill drove over them which resulted in the vehicle being disabled in the parking lot of the Topsham Circle K. Coffill then rammed a Brunswick police vehicle before police took him into custody. Brunswick police said Coffill was combative and uncooperative as they were attempting to arrest him.

Thomas Coffill was taken to Mid Coast Hospital for an evaluation and then was taken to Cumberland County Jail. Coffill was charged with:

  • Obstructing the report of a crime Class D
  • Eluding an officer Class D
  • Aggravated criminal mischief Class C
  • Reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon Class C
  • Driving to endanger Class E
  • Theft Class D
  • Violation of release Class E
  • Refusing to submit Class D
  • Leaving the scene of a crash Class E

Coffill is being held on a probation hold in addition to the above charges from December 4, 2023. A court date of January 16, 2024, has been scheduled at Portland Superior Court

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